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COVID-19–Associated Hospitalizations Among U.S. Infants Aged Months — COVID-NET, 13 States, June 2021–August 2022

ummary What is already known about this topic? Infants aged <6 months, who are ineligible for vaccination, have high COVID-19–associated hospitalization rates compared with other pediatric age groups. What is added by this report? Although population-based COVID-19–associated hospitalization rates among infants aged <6 months increased in the Omicron variant–predominant periods […]

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Controlling the Global TB Epidemic

Quarter of the world’s population – nearly 2 billion people – are infected with the TB bacteria, and approximately 10 million people become ill each year with the disease. Although it is preventable and treatable, TB remains one of the world’s deadliest infectious diseases, taking the lives of 4,100 people each day. […]

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Carboxylic Acid in Skin Drives the Attraction of Mosquitos to Humans

Chemosensory ionotropic mosquito receptors underlie greater attraction to humans with higher levels of skin carboxylic acid. Mosquito bites are an important vector in the transmission of infectious diseases around the world. While it has long been recognized that some people are more attractive to mosquitos than others, the mechanism is […]

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U.S. Could Face Tripledemic of RSV, COVID, and Flu This Year

Late fall heading into winter is known as respiratory virus season, but this year things are a little different. Three respiratory viruses are surging—RSV, COVID-19, and the flu—in what plenty of people are now calling a “tripledemic” of infectious diseases. Here’s a breakdown of what it’s like out there right now: Flu […]

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